29 Weeks Pregnant

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  • Baby at 29 Weeks Pregnant 🚼

    What’s Baby Natural up to this week? Oh, not much. Just adding billions of neurons to that beautiful brain of hers.

    What’s baby doing with all that brain power? Dreaming! Scientists measuring brain activity in utero have noticed different activity at different stages of sleep—including REM sleep, which is when we dream.

    Baby Natural is filling out that beautiful bod of hers, too. Right now, baby’s almost 17 inches from head to toe, and nearly 3 whole pounds! Two fun facts about baby weight:

    1. Boys tend to weigh more than girls.
    2. The more babies a mama has, the heavier they tend to be.

    In other news, Baby Natural is developing the buds for her permanent teeth right now—these choppers will lie dormant for 5–10 years before they make their debut.

    Isn’t it amazing how are bodies prepare for adulthood even when we’re in the womb?

  • You at 29 Weeks Pregnant 🚺

    Hemorrhoids. The word alone makes me cringe. Because of our increased blood volume and estrogen production, many mamas can struggle with hemorrhoids during pregnancy.

    Interesting to note, hemorrhoids are basically varicose veins around the anus.

    Luckily, there are some natural remedies to prevent and treat pregnancy hemorrhoids. Here are some tips to help you prevent them:

    • Stay well hydrated.
    • Avoid constipation. (Need help? Check out these constipation busters!)
    • Try not to sit for long stretches at a time. Every 15–20 minutes, get up and walk around to avoid putting too much pressure on your butt.
    • If you have varicose veins, wear compression socks.
    • Be sure you're eating at least 80 grams of protein, and salting your food to taste.
    • Use a toilet stool like the Squatty Potty when eliminating to avoid unnecessary strain.

    Here’s more information on (and relief for) hemorrhoids during pregnancy.


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